17th Aviation Brigade, A-1-752

17th Aviation Brigade, A-1-752

Description/Blazon
On a blue rectangle arced at top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) golden orange border, 3 inches (7.62cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08cm) in width overall, a golden orange broad sword, point up, winged white.
Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with Aviation. The broad sword is adapted from the unit's distinctive unit insignia and symbolizes combat readiness and swift strike capability. The sword joined with the wings is indicative of aviation lifting combat forces into battle as well as the combat capability of the attack helicopters units within the 17th Aviation Brigade.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 9 Jun 1988.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-752)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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